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LHS welcomes Equity Coordinator

LHS welcomes Equity Coordinator

Claire Salemi, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2020

Before this year, Mrs. Anne Singleton was an English teacher with five classes a day, and on the side, she was educating herself on equity issues. Now, she has taken on the role of the LHS equity coordinator, while teaching two sophomore world literature classes.  While the position of equity coordinator isn...

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

On Jan. 1, following a law passed last year by the Illinois General Assembly, Illinois became the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. This law states that all adults over the age of 21, who are residents of Illinois, can purchase up to 30 grams of marijuana plant material. ...

LHS featured in 2020 Super Bowl commercial

Sarah Bennett, Staff Member

February 10, 2020

On Jan. 16, there was a buzz around Libertyville High School. Many students walking into school were talking about what was going on outside -- there were vans, trucks, fancy cars and camera equipment everywhere. About 15 minutes into the school day, it seemed many had figured it out: There was a Su...

Young Americans for Freedom chapter starts in Libertyville

Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) is a new conservative club at Libertyville High School, promoting individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise and other traditional values.

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

A new Young Americans for Freedom club started in December, spearheaded by four juniors.  Juniors Chris Mulligan, Ryan Patterson, Matt Stokovich and Colin Watson began the Libertyville chapter affiliated with Young America’s Foundation (YAF), a conservative youth organization.  The national...

Main gym closes again after testing positive for lead paint

The main gym was closed for a second time after an inspection held on Friday, Nov. 15, where lead paint was found in specks falling from the ceiling. The closing of the gym affected many if the winter sports practices and events.

Molly Boufford, Online Editor

December 16, 2019

Following a routine inspection of the main gym on Friday, Nov. 15, lead was again found in paint specks falling from the ceiling -- which also happened in the spring -- and the gym was immediately closed before reopening on Dec. 2.  An email was sent out on Nov. 15 to to notify students and staff...

Choirs host annual senior citizen dinner

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

The Libertyville High School choir put on their annual Holiday Music Fest on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 11. Tuesday’s concert was preceded by a dinner for senior citizens who then watched the choir’s performance. Approximately 400 senior citizens attended the dinner and concert, a...

IT Department removes Chrome extensions

Many of the applications and extensions available on the Chromebook webstore have been blocked by the administration.  Only the extensions that have educational purposes have been unblocked like Spanish Characters and Grammarly.

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

December 13, 2019

In the beginning of November, the District 128 Information Technology Department and Libertyville High School administration decided to eliminate most Chrome extensions on students’ Chromebooks and Google accounts due to security concerns regarding user data. According to the Chrome website, a Chrome ex...

Disney+: A streaming service for all things Disney

Disney+: A streaming service for all things Disney

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

December 2, 2019

Disney+ is a new streaming network that features everything that Disney owns. Subscribers can spend hours watching their favorite childhood shows, like “Wizards of Waverly Place” or “Hannah Montana,” or watch all 23 Marvel movies.  On Nov. 12, Disney launched this streaming service -- which costs $6.99 per month -- leading to every other stre...

New dance studio progresses with construction

Construction for the new dance studio on the second floor is set to be completed next fall. They are currently working on the plumbing and ductwork. Photo courtesy of Gilbane.

Natalie Isberg, Staff Member

November 19, 2019

The new dance studio, which has been in the works since this fall, is expected to be completed sometime in the fall next school year.  According to Athletic Director John Woods, the dance studio will be approximately 4,000 square feet, with an entrance at the south end and an exit to the parking lot...

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